Ramasamy Ramamoorthy

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During in vitro growth Leishmania chagasi promastigotes differentially express 3 classes of RNAs encoding the major surface protease (MSP) gp63 that can be distinguished by their unique 3' untranslated regions. Here we show that the three classes (logarithmic-specific, stationary-specific and constitutively expressed) are encoded by a family of at least 4(More)
Leishmania sp. protozoa contain an abundant surface protease (gp63) that is important for the virulence of the parasite. We found that the average amount of gp63 expressed by Leishmania donovani chagasi promastigotes increases 6-11-fold as they develop from a less infectious form in logarithmic phase to a highly infectious form during stationary phase of(More)
Advancement of gas sensor technology over the past few decades has led to significant progress in pollution control and thereby, to environmental protection. An excellent example is the control of automobile exhaust emissions, made possible by the use of oxygen gas sensors. Since early 1970’s there have been sustained studies on oxygen sensors and has led(More)
DNA sequences affecting the transcription of the Escherichia coli rnpB transcript encoding the catalytic M1 RNA subunit of RNase P have been analyzed. Previous work (Motamedi, H., Lee, Y., and Schmidt, F.J.) (1984) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 81, 3959-3963) identified S1 nuclease protection products corresponding to transcripts originating upstream of(More)
G63, the major surface glycoprotein of Leishmania chagasi promastigotes, increases 11-fold in amount as promastigotes grow from logarithmic to stationary phase. Transcripts from three different classes of gp63 genes are differentially expressed during this development (Ramamoorthy, R., Donelson, J. E., Paetz, K. E., Maybodi, M., Roberts, S. P., and Wilson,(More)
The major surface protease, gp63, of Leishmania chagasi is encoded by 18 or more tandem msp genes that can be grouped into three classes on the basis of their unique 3'-untranslated sequences (3'-UTRs) and their differential expression. RNAs from the mspLs occur predominantly during the logarithmic phase of promastigote growth in vitro, RNAs from the mspSs(More)
The 5' sequences essential for spliced leader (SL) addition to RNA encoding the abundant Leishmania surface protease gp63 were determined. A DNA segment found upstream of all Leishmania chagasi gp63 genes was cloned in front of a luciferase gene, and luciferase activity was measured in transiently transfected L. chagasi promastigotes. Two hundred and twenty(More)
Strong pauses at nucleotides +118 and +121 relative to the transcriptional start occur during in vitro transcription of the E. coli rnpB gene encoding the catalytic M1 RNA subunit of Ribonuclease P. These pauses are immediately downstream of 2 phylogenetically conserved stem-loop structures in the RNA. In the present work, single-base changes which(More)
A comparative study of gas sensing response and electrical properties of three electrodes for a potentiometric YSZ-based oxygen sensor is presented. Platinum (Pt), lanthanum strontium iron cobalt oxide (La0.6Sr0.4Fe0.8Co0.2O3: LSFCO) and chromium oxide (Cr2O3) were used as the sensing electrodes. The microstructural features, electrochemical impedance for(More)
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